American Fiction

Jefferson’s debut, who has honed his craft working in the writing rooms of Succession, The Good Place and Master of None, is an hilarious satire with heart.


Monk, a critically acclaimed author and English professor, finds his writing career stalling because his work isn’t deemed ‘Black enough’. While his latest book struggles to attract publishers, he watches the incredible rise of a hot new bestseller called We’s Lives In Da Ghetto. Frustrated with successful Black writers seemingly being limited to topics of trauma and ‘raw’ stories, he writes a new novel under a pseudonym that is full of these clichés.  


Jeffrey Wright is stunning as Monk, delivering a career-best, magnificently nuanced performance.


BAFTA AND OSCARS NOMINATIONS


BAFTA: 1 Nomination for adapted screenplay 


OSCARS: 5 Nominations including Best Film, Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Score

Programme Type: Film

Director: Cord Jefferson

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 117 minutes

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Sunday 17 Mar

15:0018:00

Monday 18 Mar

14:0017:00

Tuesday 19 Mar

19:00

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